Wentworth result won’t prompt climate rethink, says Frydenberg. The rethink should have been prompted long before the Wentworth byelection but after it, it ought to be bleedingly obvious what people want! Representative democracy assumes responsible and responsive government.
‘The only way to deal with global warming is to tackle global warming’. Giving nearly a half billion dollars to a group led by a board comprising resource industry people to ‘climate-proof’ the Reef without tackling causes of global warming is just waste, so little wonder a marketing campaign re the climate- proofing has been pulled. We might see some change after the Wentworth result.
Those who disparaged ‘The Limits to Growth’, the Club of Rome’s seminal work on resource availability and use under a range of possible futures, might have to endure the taste of ‘umble pie’. As poet James Elroy Flecker observed, ‘men are unwise and curiously planned’. We might stay gender specific here, even Maggie Thatcher knew we needed to do something about curbing resource use.And thanks to webmaster and web maestro Simon Darwent (see greghunt.net for the website he created for me – he could do one for you too) for forwarding the list during my central Asian odyssey.
John Young brought home the holy grail of Australian bird-watching – he found night parrots. But then the story gets murky. Penny Olsen’s book Nigh Parrot gives the detail that the keenest of birders want, the story behind every sighting ever made right up to today’s conservation efforts for the known populations and the work underway to establish if there are more. This Audubon Society magazine article gives the summary that almost every other birder wants. Why does it have to be this way? As the poet James Elroy Flecker observed, ‘men are unwise and curiously planned’.
From: Maelor Himbury <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: 19 October 2018 at 09:25:25 AEDTTo: Undisclosed recipients:;Subject: Daily Links Oct 19 Post of the Day The hope at the heart of the apocalyptic climate change …